What happens if I am fostering a dog and it is too good a fit and I would like to adopt?

We understand that this is a likely scenario and would like to support our foster parents if they choose to adopt provided that they qualify to adopt (standard application process) and that there are no pending applications for the dog. The standard adoption fee applies. We would love to discount our dogs to our volunteers but unfortunately our vet bills don’t feel the same way. If you think you would like to adopt your foster dog, please notify us immediately and you will be expected to finalize your adoption at the next adoption event, pending approval, without skipping a fair.

If this is your FIRST TIME fostering with Dogs Without Borders you are NOT eligible to adopt your foster dog. First time fosters often fall in love with any dog they bring home but it’s not always the best long term fit. We urge you to lean into the foster parent experience and be prepared to let them go.

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